Pugneys 27th August

Hi All

Unfortunately it looks like we will have to cancel the Pugneys session again this week  Saturday 27th August. This is due to Pugneys closing the lake to ALL water sports users due to toxic algae growth.
We will look to have a bit of a river session instead if there is enough interest.

If anybody is interested in joining us please email  me  HERE or send a message via Facebook.

Sorry once again for this but it is out of our control, the lake is due to open again 2nd September so hopefully normal sessions will resume after this week.

Pugneys 20th August

Hi All

Unfortunately it looks like we will have to cancel the Pugneys session for Saturday 20th August. This is due to Pugneys closing the lake to ALL water sports users due to toxic algae growth.
A few of us are looking to go up to the Tees Barrage for a paddle if anyone is interested in joining us but please note this is for competent paddlers only at minimum 2 star standard and with a competent roll.

If anybody is interested in joining us please email  me  HERE or send a message via Facebook.

Hopefully if we get some rain and the lake clears during the week we should be back on the water again next week.

Friday 12th August

Hi All

Late notice again but looking at a quick paddle this Friday evening 12th August.
I was thinking maybe a trip to Linton Locks again. This is suitable for all levels of paddlers & even non paddlers can come along & have a play.
Directions to get there are take the A1 to junction 47, turn right onto the A59 towards York, approx 1 mile down is a large lay-by on the left, time to be agreed.
Anybody interested in paddling please email  me  HERE or fill out the contact form below.

The photo below shows the fish ladder that can be paddled and below the wide river, just to the right there is a small beach area ideal for the little ones to have a splash around.

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Washburn Sunday 7th August

Running 9.00 a.m. -5.00 p.m. The Organisers are Green Star Canoe Club. Cooked food, beverages etc are available. Shuttle. The contact (except for pre-registration) is Esther Mathews  esther.mathews@btinternet.com Tel: 01302535941

Pay at the gate £10/£6 (adults/16 and under). Attendance forms are at the Cafe and MUST be filled in (signing in AND signing out) as part of the new safety initiatives for YOU.

PLEASE pre-register your interest/probable attendance (Club Name and numbers) for the event via an email to washburnreg@gmail.com  or a text to 07962179730.

 Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency have a requirement to justify releases in terms of the use made of them recreationally and the Washburn Committee has agreed to implement a measure of pre-registration for each event  as part of the package of changes to secure the long term future of our events.

Linton Locks

Hi All

There will be no session at Pugneys Saturday 9th July due to Pugneys running their annual Dragon Boat Racing.
To replace the Pugneys session we are planning to go to Linton Locks again. This is suitable for all levels of paddlers & even non paddlers can come along & have a play.
Directions to get there are take the A1 to junction 47, turn right onto the A59 towards York, approx 1 mile down is a large lay-by on the left, we will meet here at 12noon.
Anybody planning to join us must let me know by email  by Thursday evening. email  HERE or fill out the contact form below.

If you require equipment please email me no later than Thursday evening so we can organise. We are able to transport a small number of boats & kit or alternatively arrange for you to collect kit & transport yourselves ( £10.00 deposit per person required for all loaned equipment)
So if you fancy a fun very wet afternoon come along & join us, hopefully the weather will be kind to us, ensure you bring food, drink & sun tan cream. There is a small charge to park/paddle at Linton Locks.

Last years trip was great success with everyone having a great time.

The photo below shows the fish ladder that can be paddled and below the wide river, just to the right there is a small beach area ideal for the little ones to have a splash around.

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Friday night paddle

We are looking at a paddle this coming Friday 24th June.

The plan is either a couple of hours at Sowerby Bridge or a paddle down the Calder from Ossett to Horbury Bridge.

The plan would be to meet up at one of the locations at 6pm.

Please let us know your preference and if you intend to paddle by filling in the contact form below or send a message on Facebook or email  HERE

Please be aware the trip is only open to club members and at the moment only members with their own equipment and transport but we will look to see if we can help out if required.

 

 

 

QUICK REMINDERS

Just a few updates for the coming weeks:

BATLEY POOL SESSIONS

Firstly this Friday 3rd June will be the last session at Batley for a few weeks, this is due to the council closing the pool for essential repairs. We will however look to organise some outdoor sessions on local rivers etc. if interested in joining one of the sessions please complete the contact form at the bottom of this post.

WASHBURN

Washburn

This weekend 4/5th June is our annual Washburn event, help is required so if you can spare an hour or two please come along and lend a hand.

Throughout the weekend we will have raft runs down the river suitable for any level as well as the chance to kayak the river.

Please be aware this river is for experienced kayaker’s only and not for novices – if you have not paddled the Washburn before and believe you are capable please complete the  contact form at the end of this post – this will allow us to discuss suitability prior to the weekend to avoid any disappointment.

PUGNEY’S

This Saturday 4th June Pugneys session has been cancelled due to our Washburn weekend – all safety equipment will be required at Washburn.

If there is enough interest from club members with there own boats and kit Andy will organise a local river run – again if interested please complete the contact form at the bottom of the post.

Go Canoeing Week!

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO TRY OUT CANOEING OR KAYAKING?

DURING GO CANOEING WEEK YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO TRY OUT THIS GREAT SPORT FOR FREE – YES FREE!

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West Yorkshire Canoe Club in partnership with Pugneys Country Park will be running a series of taster sessions over the coming Bank Holiday weekend 28 – 30th May.

The sessions are FREE and will be held at Pugneys Country Park and all equipment will be provided BUT sessions are limited and on a strictly first come first served basis.

Participants must be age 8+. Please supply names and ages if under 18 of all interested participants.

Sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

Saturday 28th May 10 – 11am and 11 – 12pm

Sunday 29th May 1 – 2pm and 2 – 3pm

Monday 30th May 12 – 1pm and 1 – 2pm

For further details or to book a session please call Pugneys direct on 01924 302360 or contact by email here

 

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